A sobering and informative interview with one of IRD’s directors, William L. Saunders, J.D. Among other things, Bill is the Director of the Program in Human Rights, The Institute for Human Ecology, at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
A few days after posting my interview on Crossroads with investigative reporter Joshua Philipp, the program posted Joshua’s interview with Bill Saunders, That interview also took place at IRD. In it Bill warns the Crossroads audience that China’s religious suppression could spread, if not challenged.
Saunders, a human rights and religious freedom expert, explained the extent of repression and persecution in China. He gave recent worrisome examples of the CCP changing the text of the Bible and of the practice of singing hymns. . . to President Xi. He and Philipp discussed the efforts of the CCP to not only repress religion, but to transform the State into a religion. Maybe to be more exact — transforming all religions into forms of State worship.
Finally, Saunders warned that “there is no bigger threat to the United States” than the Chinese Communist Party. His Chinese former dissident colleague at Catholic University has confirmed that the CCP has their agents placed all of the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Shockingly, Saunders revealed that he was “not even sure that the Soviet Union was the level of challenge” to that China is to freedom.
The CCP, says Saunders, “is determined to change us.” As people who value freedom, we should be just as determined that they will not change us. And a Christians, we should pray that the power of God will change them.